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Interesting Study

In 2006, Creasy & Stratton conducted a study among 22 NCAA coaches. In Phase-One of the data collection, the 22 coaches completed a questionnaire for the purpose of ranking the most important components of mental toughness and to what degree they felt these components were teachable.

The questionnaire consisted of 20 components of mental toughness, 12 of which came from the 2002 Jones et al study.

The remaining eight were identified by Cal Ripken in a 2004 publication (Stratton). In Phase-Two, 10 of the 22 coaches were interviewed in order to gain a more in-depth understanding of the Phase-One research results. Read More »


Welcome to the official Tara Costa site!

Hey Everyone! I can’t believe summer is almost over and I have been off the ranch for a few months now- crazy, right?! First off, thank you all so much for your support. I am so grateful that I have been able to inspire so many of you. This is what I want to keep doing – helping you! I have NEVER felt so good, knowing that my hard work and determination helps you do more. I can only hope that you believe in yourself. It took me so long to finally realize I CAN DO THIS and you know what, so can you!


So, what’s next… anyone have any ideas? Because I do – big ideas!

PLEASE let me know what you want and tell me what you can see me doing. I truly believe you all know me very well – I have been an open book to all of you.

Remember, you have this one life – let’s promise not to let another day pass us by!

Be Well,
Tara Costa – “BL7 Finalist”